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From Late Latin. See propodial.


propodium (plural propodia)

  1. (zoology) The anterior portion of the foot of a mollusk.
  2. (zoology) The first abdominal segment, when it forms a unit with the thorax of a hymenopterous insect in the group Apocrita.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for propodium in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)